Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI) is part of the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The Department counts 50 permanent staff members and 100 PhD students who conduct research in many fields of computer and information science; ranging from hardware related research to research on the social implications of information systems.

The general goal of the research carried out at ArTe is to increase knowledge about the interdisciplinary intersection between digital art and software technology. Their research questions explore the interplay between artwork, technology, artist, and audience.

ArTe focuses on technologies such as Arduino, processing, and scratch, which enable a broad audience to become makers of digital artistic expressions. ArTe researchers exploit well-defined research methods, supported by qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques, to design and execute valid research studies.

From their work on the intersection of art and technology, ArTe/NTNU acts as an interface between academic and artistic research in technology and feeds the reflection on the interaction between both. From their work on ‘Openness’ (licenses, formats, and tools), ArTe complements the work at the LGRU and helps keeping research goals and methods on focus.